August 1994 Newsletter (5754:10)

Bits from the Branches
August 1, 1994

These are our first days in Israel. It is interesting that we have returned at Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks. We are fulfilling one of the commandments to be in Jerusalem for the festival (Deuteronomy 16:12 and 16). It is so good finally to be back in the Land.

The contrasts here between the spiritual and the secular are startling. A news feature in the paper and on television shows hundreds of Israelis streaming into Egypt. They are using this holiday time to flock to the beautiful, clearwater beaches in the Sinai for rest and recreation. I think of those words in the Torah that admonish us Jews to remember our slavery in Egypt and journey to Jerusalem, the place of God’s choosing, at Shavuot. Instead, for many the trek is in the reverse, to Jebal Musa. What a difference three thousand years has made!

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A Report from Our Israel Correspondent : Shavuot (Pentecost), 1994

Jerusalem Journey The trip to Jerusalem is as inspiring as any trip can be. The walk down from the Jaffa Gate is so timeless. From the Jaffa Gate you enter the shouk (market area) and begin a descent to the Kotel Ma’ariv, the Western Wall. Also called the Wailing Wall, it is highly revered because…

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Rosh Hashanah In Moscow

We had only had our Moscow office open for a few months when we mounted our 1993 Summer Witnessing Campaign there. As a result of that campaign, Avi Snyder had on file hundreds of names of interested Jewish people the staff had encountered on the streets. Armed with this list, Avi sent out a mailing…

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Some Jewish High Holiday Customs

Jewish High Holiday traditions vary somewhat with geography and the degree of orthodoxy involved, but two customs are widely observed by the Jewish community during this season. Greeting Cards Jewish people send New Year’s greetings throughout the holiday month. Cards expressing wishes for a successful and happy year bear the Hebrew message L’shanah Tovah Tikatevu…

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High Holiday Prayers and Meditations

While we Jewish believers in Y’shua trust only in Messiah’s atonement for salvation, we value our roots and traditions. At High Holiday time (the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement), we find it helpful to conduct special services that combine our expression of saving faith in Christ with our Jewish culture and traditions. These…

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The Only Real Failure Is Not Trying
Author: Glenn Harris

We Jews for Jesus have found that a bold witness will reap results. We always look forward to street evangelism with great expectation. We expect to be exhausted. We expect blistered feet and sore muscles. We expect some rejection and unpleasantness and the testing of our faith. Most important, however, we expect to see at…

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We’re Glad You Asked…

Question: Why do most Jewish people not believe in Jesus? It would seem that the evidence in Scripture is so compelling that the Jewish people, the People of the Book, would see it. Answer: Most or many Jewish people have not read the Bible carefully or studied the passages in the Hebrew Scriptures that speak…

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From Darkness To Light

Devora* knew only Jewish life. She came from generations of Jewish rabbinical leaders. Devora’s parents were very committed to the conservative-traditional Jewish practices of their parents, and they raised her in a regimented Jewish experience. Devora grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., where she attended Jewish day schools. She was very committed to the system….

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The Value of Prayer
Topics: temptation
Author: Moishe Rosen

Are things going easy for you in your life as a believer in Jesus? If they are too easy, you might be headed downhill. In the journey of faith there is no such thing as “front sliding!” Easy coasting will only move you backward because moving forward takes effort. There are two good ways to…

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